I found ‘The Man I killed’ to be a particularly interesting story out of this book. I feel like it really goes to the heart of why the author feels he must write and get all these feelings out. He describes the body in vivid imagery, and he returns to it later on, in “Ambush”. He says: “I want to tell her that as a little girl she was absolutely right. This is why I keep writing war stories” (131) and then he goes on to talk about
“Characters in literature often make decisions that impact who they become”. This quote is very applicable to many novels, especially with any novel involving conflicts or struggle. The two novels which contain characters for which this development takes place are Separate Peace with Gene Forrester and Schindlers List with Oskar Schindler. Both characters make life changing decisions at some point in the novel which greatly change who these men were at the beginning of the novel to the end. The first character who's decisions changed who he became as a person is Gene Forrester of Separate Peace.
These relationships are very important because they determine the changes that happen to each character throughout the plot. In these works the minor characters are given the most credit for causing changes and self-discoveries in the main characters. In the novel Fathers and Sons and in the play A Doll’s House by Ibsen, some of the characters discover themselves mostly due to the influence of minor characters around them. In Fathers and Sons, it is clear that the character that went through the most change and self-discovery was Arkady. Unlike his friend Bazarov, he wasn’t certain of his nihilistic beliefs and was more of a follower than a friend to him, “Look, there is one sitting beside you, ready to worship the ground beneath your feet.
For instance, Mr Collins long, pompous speeches help the reader to realise his character within the novel and how he is a person who is full of pride in himself (which is one of the themes of the novel). Chapter 19 also contains authorial intervention. The authorial intervention in this chapter helps to not only tell the story but commentates the dialogue of the characters “she could not use the short pause he allowed in any attempt to stop him farther, and he continued.” The authorial intervention seems to show Austen’s annoyance towards Mr Collins who seems to constantly talk and helps make the reader sympathise with Elizabeth for being on the other end of his constant speeches. In all, through Austen’s use of the third
For example, I was reading about when Christopher learns that his mother was having an affair, and then all of the sudden, I am reading about the Monty Hall problem. I also find that the extra details that are noted in the book are another good way to make it seem as though we are inside Christopher’s head throughout his journey. All of this strung together, I think it is going to be a good book as far as I can tell. The main character is interesting with all his issues, like hating yellow things. I also like how the book is written with extra details to let me know how Christopher sees things, and how the book is also has random topics in it to show me how he thinks.
Furthermore, Ben is extremely brave; imagine trying to hide such a great and terrible secret from your loved ones for almost a year, imagine how much courage that would take. Lastly, Ben is a sympathetic person. When Dallas Suzuki, the object of Ben’s lust and admiration, and his girlfriend, tells Ben that she was molested by her uncle as a child, and that her “brother” is really her son, Ben does not reject her and is not disgusted by her, instead, he embraces Dallas for being able to trust him enough to
Love is something that is pure and truthful. When someone possesses a genuine love for someone they would never do anything to hurt that person. Raymond Dolphus, a character in To Kill A Mockingbird, had biracial children and pretends to be drunk because white people like himself won’t ever understand the way he lives and he does this to protect his children and his family. When Mr. Dolphus starts talking to Scout and Dill about why he pretends to be a drunk he says, “It ain’t honest but it’s mighty helpful to folks. Secretly Miss Finch, I’m not much of a drinker, but you see they could never, never understand that I live like I do because that’s the way I want to live” (Lee 268).
Dally can be mainly terrible and a bad person around no matter what situation it is, but deep inside he is the complete opposite and he will be most loyal to his friends. “Johnny was the gangs pet and Dally couldn’t hit him.” Dally proves he is tough, mean and bad by hitting everyone but he can’t hit Johnny so he treats him differently because he loves him and cares about him and he shows that by always giving him attention and helping him get out of trouble. If it weren’t for him Johnny would be in loads of trouble. Dally expresses his love to Johnny by treating him different than the rest and Dally caring about someone doesn’t match his status, but love in your friends and family can bring out the real you. Johnny is getting beat up at home.
This image symbolizes the entire novel, because the whole story mainly revolves around Henry and Barkley’s intimate relationship and how it was affected during a time of war. I found the novel interesting at first, however as it began to get further into the relationship of Henry and Barkley, it started becoming boring as events in their relationship were being repeated and were becoming more and more predictable, taking away the surprise factor. The novel was written in first person, which made it more interesting to read, because it showed the point of view of Lieutenant Henry, from his thoughts to his actions. His writing also contained strange patterns, which was followed with either very short sentences or very long run on sentences. His writing style in this novel really enhanced the point of view.
Love is so supremely important." This shows that he takes love very seriously; he also mentions in the story that without the love of his family and friends, his illness would be much harder to live with. Morries' quotes also reflected his free-willed and transcendentalist ideals. Similarly to transcendentalist, Morrie believed in doing what you thought was right and love regardless of what others thought. He displays this by dancing old dances with young college students and refuting modern culture by saying, "The culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves.